Seabourn Offering New Cruise Itineraries for the 2018 & 2019 Season

Having experienced the sheer delight of one of these Seabourn cruises, I can tell you how five-star and simply brilliant the whole experiences is!

From the food to the sensational suites, the service, and brilliant destinations, it is certainly the perfect way to get into ‘cruise mode’ – especially if you have been toying with the idea of getting your sea legs for the first time.
Sure, Seabourn is at the high end of the cruise scale but the attention it to detail is seriously spectacular.
So here are some of the highlights of the cruising schedule ahead.

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, will feature new worldwide itineraries for the fall 2018 and winter 2019 seasons. The new program includes 37 unique sailings to hidden harbors, marquee ports and must see cities accessible only by smaller ships. As always, Seabourn guests can look forward to exceptional personalized service, lavish amenities and unique experiences from the newest and most modern fleet in the luxury segment.

The fall 2018 and winter 2019 seasons will allow guests to see our Extraordinary World with 103 departures of seven to 66 days in length, visiting exotic destinations in South America & Antarctica, India, Arabia, Australia & New Zealand, and Southeast Asia, along with classic favorites including the Panama Canal, Canada/New England, and the Caribbean.

“Each year we meticulously craft itineraries with carefully selected experiences to show guests the world as only Seabourn can,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “These itineraries will be truly exciting for our guests as they visit fascinating destinations around the world from the comforts of the finest ultra-luxury experience at sea.”

Source: Seabourn


TOBI Is Trending For Summer!

Okay, the thought of summer clothes may be the last thing on many Australians minds, but as a fashion commentator and editor, I’m super impressed by some of these cute very affordable prices are currently on sale from the online site TOBI.

The brand is renowned for its great and wicked sales and they back at it again with a new collection.

With summer in full affect in the northern hemisphere, for some of us thinking of a warm break, the time is nearly here to swap your leather leggings for shorts, dresses and some cute rompers!

Tobi has some craze on trend pieces, check them out at tobi.com


RH Polo beat La Indiana in a thrilling match at the Cartier Queen's Cup

The biggest names in the sport of polo were in action yesterday on the Queen’s Ground at Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park in a bid to win the prestigious Cartier Queen’s Cup 2017.

One of the most prestigious and renowned events of the British sporting calendar, hosted by Laurent Feniou, Managing Director Cartier Ltd, watched alongside a strong crowd of polo aficionados and illustrious guests, was played out on Sunday. The summit of the day was the exhilarating play for the Queen’s Cup between Ben Soleimani’s RH Polo and Michael Bickford’s La Indiana.

Cartier has a long-standing tradition of supporting polo for over 30 years and is delighted to continue its involvement in the prestigious high-goal Queen’s Cup tournament. To mirror the impressive talent on the field, Cartier invited guests from the worlds of stage, screen, sport, society, and literature into the Cartier enclosure, welcoming them to the elegant reception, serving Cartier champagne and a lunch created by Cellar Society.

Guests started with Goat’s Curd with Wiltshire Black Truffle, Zucchini Flower Beignets, Regent’s Park Truffle Honey followed by Roast Fillet of Hereford Beef, Chargrilled Summer Vegetables, Minted Peas & Anya Potatoes and finished on a sweet note with Hedgerow Berry Pavlova, Whipped Jersey Cream and Fresh Mint.

The afternoon finished with DJ Hugo Heathcote, accompanied with unique performances by saxophonist Ben Barnett and percussionist Tom Carr, followed by internationally renowned DJ Mark Ronson.

Source: Cartier


'Wild & Free' Escape to The Edge of Wildness On a New Sumbanese Wellness Retreat at Nihiwatu - October 2017

Located on an untouched Indonesian enclave, Nihiwatu is establishing a new benchmark for wellbeing escapes.

Completely off-grid, the property reaches far beyond the treatment table with a mind-body cocktail of holistic experiences – such as wild fitness, specialist yoga and year-round Barefoot Luxury Retreats in unrivalled surrounds.

The retreat adds to Nihiwatu’s already extensive wellness offering, with an unrivalled combination of yoga, wild fitness and year-round Barefoot Luxury Retreats at the forefront of these new experiences is the brand new ‘Wild & Free’ yoga retreat taking place between 7th to 12th October 2017.

During this retreat, guests will learn expert-led yoga and specialist movement techniques from Australian wellness gurus Sjana Earp and Rod Cooper.

Sjana is at the forefront of the wellness movement, a young yogi, traveler and photojournalist who is passionate about body confidence and empowerment for young women.

Rod is the owner of The Movement Collective in Australia, which focuses on the unique combination of animal flow, acrobatics, gymnastics and calisthenics.

Classes will be led by Sjana and Rod, taking place in truly incredible locations – on the breathtaking yoga pavilion (offering panoramic views on an open-aired platform overlooking 2.5km of privately owned beach), under a 100-foot waterfall and on a private island surrounded by rice paddy fields.

An intimate retreat, guests will be treated to personalised instruction and daily group classes, combining hatha, vinyasa, restorative yoga, breathing techniques and meditation.

Highlights of the retreat include daily yoga classes on the yoga pavilion, meditation, daily movement practice, inversions and hand balancing, as well as inspiring positive change talks.

The wellness experience continues with the opportunity for guests to trek tropical jungles, learn from an ancient tribal culture and visit incredibly remote, pristine beaches.

Key highlights include guided visits to the Blue Waterfall, offering a trek through the pristine Indonesia National Park forest to the blue lagoon at the base of the waterfall followed by a picnic.

They will also have a chance to trek Nihioka Valley, a hidden paradise which will take them through cascading rice paddy fields and offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

The ‘Wild and Free Retreat’ will take place at Nihiwatu between 7th to 12th October 2017.

Rates start from USD$3,495 for double occupancy and includes airport transfers, accommodation on full board basis, blue waterfall adventure and picnic, Nihi Oka Trek, organic chocolate making class and snorkeling.

For more information visit www.nihi.com

Source: Sumbanese Wellness Retreat


E.P & L.P - The LA Hotspot - Takeover The Dolphin

To celebrate the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend LA hotspot E.P & L.P hosted an epic party at The Dolphin Hotel which saw a host of Sydney party goers dance the night away.

With a complete venue takeover, Grant Smillie, Aussie Co-Owner of E.P & L.P and better known as one half of Aussie DJ group TV Rock made the trip over from LA to join the likes of Actor Alex Dimitriades, Leah Simmons and Rachel May on the decks.

Also in town was E.P & L.P’s Head Chef Louis Tikaram who joined the team at The Dolphin, cooking up a bespoke menu of E.P & L.P’s famous Southeast Asian inspired dishes.

With two custom menus for the occasion,  dishes consisted of Blue swimmer crab congee, Wagyu crackers, Hollywood Abalone and Kakoda Fijian style ceviche.

E.P. & L.P. opened in 2015 and has dominated the L.A. bar and restaurant scene ever since, hosting the likes of Justin Bieber, Usher, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift.

This weekend saw the guys from E.P & L.P bringing those LA vibes to Sydney’s VIPs, joining The Dolphin’s Executive Chef Monty Koludrovic and Restauranteur Maurice, celebrating the long weekend in style.

Source: The Dolphin Hotel